name the weevil, please

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MikeHardman

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name the weevil, please
« on: November 05, 2011, 09:29:37 PM »
I found this critter just sitting in full view amongst the foliage of one of my Rosmarinus officinalis 'Haifa' (prostrate) today.
It is obviously a weevil, but not one I have seen before. I would appreciate an ident., please. Comments on its significance as a pest would also be appreciated.
Mike
Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

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Re: name the weevil, please
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 09:19:19 PM »
Coniocleonus excoriatus
Garden Designer, Bulb man, Botanical tours guide.
Living and gardening in Tivon, Lower Galilee region, North Israel.
Min temp 5c Max 42c, around 450mm rain.

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MikeHardman

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Re: name the weevil, please
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2011, 06:32:07 AM »
Thanks Oron
Mike
Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England